The term “strategic planning” cannot be located in the Bible. The need for planning and for being strategic, however, can be found. Read the following verses for a sampling of what Scripture says about it. . . .
At the core of all we do as a Church should be our love for God and people — the greatest commandments according to Jesus (Matt. 22:37-40). Hence, at the core of strategic planning should be helping people fulfill that purpose to love God with all of who we are and to love others. All processes we develop should both reflect and promote that love. All steps we propose and decisions we make should align with and lead to such love.
“Strategically plan to help people love God and others?” you might ask. . . .